Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, June 11, 2001


Flowers have been placed at the Waialae Chevron,
4117 Waialae Ave., near Kahala Mall, where a
19-year-old Aina Haina man was killed early
Saturday when his car went off the H-1 freeway
viaduct. Police said the victim was racing another
car along the freeway at about 3:30 a.m. Police
are looking for a white Volkswagen Jetta they
believe was involved in the race. The victim's
identity had not been released last night.

Yasui named state
highways administrator

Glenn Yasui has been named administrator for the Highways Division of the state Department of Transportation.

Yasui worked for the Federal Highway Administration for the past 37 years and has served as senior transportation engineer/territorial representative for the past five years.

The administrator obtained a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Roadwork this week on Oahu:

Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Kalihi boy is injured in crash of stolen Civic

Police are investigating whether racing or road rage left a 17-year-old Kalihi boy in critical condition after a crash at about 4 a.m. yesterday.

The teenager had been driving a stolen 1995 Honda Civic on Kalanianaole Highway near Kapaa Quarry Road in Kailua when his car veered into the left lane, sideswiping a 1993 Honda Civic driven by a 17-year-old boy from Kailua, police said.

The Kalihi boy suffered head injuries. His passenger, also a 17-year-old boy from Kalihi, broke his left arm.

Police said only the driver in the stolen car was wearing a seat belt and that both front airbags deployed in the crash.

Japanese visitor dies off shoreline near Ilikai

Fire rescue recovered the body of a 45-year-old swimmer near Duke Kahanamoku Beach Park yesterday afternoon.

Capt. Richard Soo, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said the tourist from Japan and his two friends were swimming near the reef of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor behind the Ilikai Hotel.

Soo said the victim told his two friends to return to shore. At 2:30 p.m. the victim's friends reported him missing.

Search and rescue recovered his body 50 yards from the shoreline fronting Hilton Hawaiian Village at around 6 p.m.

An autopsy will be done to determine cause of death.

Homeless man found naked in parked truck

Police arrested a 54-year-old homeless man after he was found sleeping naked in someone's truck in Kalihi yesterday morning.

A resident who lives on Hiu Street told police he locked his truck in front of his home around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Yesterday morning, the resident found the suspect sleeping in the back seat. Police said the suspect urinated all over the interior. The homeless man was arrested for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. Charges are pending.

Woman in Hilo hospital after falling off horse

HILO >> A 38-year-old woman was flown to Hilo Medical Center after falling off a horse yesterday, fire officials said.

The woman was unconscious and family members were performing CPR when emergency personnel arrived on scene at Spencer Road in Laupahoehoe at 12:27 p.m.

A nursing supervisor said family members requested that no information be released on the woman's condition.

Waianae man arrested for assault on girlfriend

A 30-year-old Waianae man who reported being assaulted by his girlfriend was himself arrested for assault and robbery after police discovered that the 21-year-old woman suffered two broken fingers in a confrontation with the boyfriend.

Police said the man walked into Honolulu Police Waianae Substation and reported having been assaulted. Police said the woman was uncooperative and they arrested her for abuse of a household member based on the man's statement.

The woman was later taken to Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center where she was found to have two broken fingers she said she suffered when the man tried to take her new residence keys away from her.

Police arrested the man the following day.

Kaneohe teen charged as adult in home robbery

Police charged Colonel Kaimi Pakele Jr., 17, of Kaneohe, as an adult with burglary, robbery and four counts of kidnapping in connection with a home invasion robbery of a Punaluu couple in April.

Pakele's bail is $50,000.

State family court waived jurisdiction over the case last Thursday.

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